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University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD)

The University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) at the Northern Marianas College is one of the 67 UCEDDs across the United States and its territories. The CNMI UCEDD is part of the Pacific Basin University Centers for Excellence (PBUCE), which is based at the University of Hawaii. The PBUCE consists of two sites: American Samoa (AS) and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI).

Each site is charged with carrying out the four core functions identified by the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD):

  1. Interdisciplinary pre-service preparation and continuing education of students
  2. Community services
  3. Research
  4. Dissemination of information

Hawaii's Center of Disability Studies (CDS) provides technical assistance to both sites and serves as a fiscal manager of the award.

Both AS and CNMI sites facilitate their work through culturally responsive approaches that address the unique features of each location. Through culturally competent practices, both sites provide services and supports to individuals with disabilities and their families who are unserved and underserved within their respective region. Through local, national and international partnerships, the PBUCE enhances their governance while building capacity to implement the core functions.

For more information please feel free to call our office at (670) 234-5498 Ext. 6801/6808 or email us at [email protected].

Other Associated Partners:

  1. Administration Developmental Disabilities-ADD
  2. Centers on Disability Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa
  3. Association of University Centers on Disabilities - AUCD

DD Network Partners:

  1. NMPASI
  2. CNMI Council on Developmental Disabilities

Notice to Persons with Disabilities

Northern Marianas College (NMC) is committed to ensuring that all persons have equal access to its programs, opportunities, and information resources, including those on its institutional website in accordance to the requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

We apologize for any inconvenience as we work on bringing NMC’s website into full compliance. For immediate assistance, please contact Lucille Deleon Guerrero by email [email protected] or by calling (670) 237-6874.

If you wish to report an issue related to the accessibility of any content on NMC’s website, including a complaint about the accessibility of a document, form, or statement, you may do so by contacting the NMC’s IT Department by email at [email protected]. In your email please include the following information:

  1. The URL you are having accessibility issues with;
  2. The accessibility issue your are experiencing;
  3. Your name, phone number, and email address.

If you would like to file a formal grievance against the Northern Marianas College pursuant to the requirements of Section 504 and Title II, you may submit such grievance to the Office of the NMC President, P.O. Box 501250, Saipan MP 96950 or email [email protected].

You may also file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) Office for Civil Rights. More information about filing a complaint with USDOE can be found at https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/howto.html.

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